Travel

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Two days after I got back from Virginia and one day after Christian got back from Australia, we departed for a week in Tenerife.  Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands that belong to Spain.  It is also home to Spain’s highest peak & volcano, Pico del Teide.  Tenerife is known for their great weather, beaches (mostly man-made) & lots of hiking.  We rented an apartment through Airbnb in the south of the island between Costa Adeje & Playa de las Americas. 

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Our apartment had nice views of the ocean & the apartment’s swimming pool.

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The apartment was recently remodeled, so it was bright & clean.  We purchased food and had breakfast & dinner at the apartment almost every night.  We packed lunches to take with us during the day.

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Although, we stayed in the beach/resort area of Tenerife, we didn’t spend much time in the water.  We hiked a part of the island every day and then came back to our apartment in the afternoon/evening.  Christian went into the pool & ocean twice and I only went into the pool & ocean once!  The weather was warm enough to wear shorts but a little too breezy & the water temperatures a little too cool for me, especially by the time we got back to our apartment later in the day.

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We did enjoy strolling along the beach promenade every night.  We would observe all the other tourists dressed up heading to dinner or stopping in all the shops.  A majority of the tourists were from the UK, a few from Scandinavia and the Netherlands.  We definitely heard other Germans and French when we were out hiking.

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Water sports were popular & you could take surfing lessons. 

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The sunsets were pretty, although there were usually a lot of clouds.

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I will share some of the hikes that we did while on Tenerife in the next couple of days.

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